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History of the Butterfly, Part 50: Fast Forward 20 Years.

Our story picks up slightly more than 20 years later.  By this time, Dubuque had died and the mines had been shut down.  The War of 1812 had involved a number of Sauk and Meskwaki individuals–some fighting on the British … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 48: Zeb and the Lead Mines

Zebulon Montgomery Pike explored the Mississippi River from St. Louis to its source (or what he identified as its source) in 1805 on behalf of the United States government.  Here are some entries from his record of the journey as … Continue reading

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